Harrison CEO restructuring upper staffing

More than 40 years of nursing expertise will leave Harrison Silverdale on Friday as Chief Executive Officer Scott Bosch is carrying through with his promised staffing changes.

Bosch was hired as CEO of Harrison in September. He began his job duties on Nov. 30.

Friday will mark the last day for veteran nurses Lois Hoell, who started at Harrison in 1987, and Kathy Sanford, who has been with Harrison since 1982.

Hoell has served as the director of nursing services since 1989, according to Harrison spokeswoman Patti Hart.

Sanford is the vice president of nursing and is the overall administrator for Harrison Silverdale, a dual position she’s served since 1990.

Hart said part of the position Sanford held, the administrator of Harrison Silverdale, has been eliminated.

The changes, she said, are all part of a master plan Bosch has for Harrison that will be revealed in the coming weeks.

These changes “weren’t the first and won’t be the last,” she said. “It’s all part of a plan from early on in making personnel changes in the leadership (in the organization).”

Hart said Bosch had been in contact with both Hoell and Sanford for several weeks and the veteran nurses knew what was coming.

“I want to make it really clear these changes are part of an overall strategy Scott has in mind and he’s going to announce the overall plan before too long,” she said.

Hart said she thinks the staff will be OK with the changes so far.

“From what I can tell the rest of the staff is very supportive of the change,” she said. “They are very excited about how they see the future.”

She also said that any time a new chief executive officer comes into an organization, there are bound to be changes.

“Any time a new CEO comes in, changes are bound to be made,” she said. “As difficult as it is to say goodbye to people who we know and respect and we have worked with for a long time, we know it’s important to our future.”

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